This is easy, healthy and delicious! It has a chewier texture than regular quick cooking oatmeal and sooo good!
1/3 cup steel cut oats
2 tbsp uncooked pearl barley
1 1/4 cups water
Toppings (pick which ones you like):
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp honey
1 tbsp chopped nuts, toasted (whatever you have around... almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, etc.)
1 tbsp dried fruit (raisins, apricots, cranberries, etc.)
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/8 tsp nutmeg
Combine oats, barley and water in a microwave safe dish. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, microwave 3 minutes, stir, then microwave another 3 minutes (but watch to make sure it doesn't overflow. Top with whatever you choose. (I like cinnamon, brown sugar and nuts!)
You can also double the recipe and have enough for a couple days worth of breakfast.
This is adapted from Cooking Light January 2010 issue.